Weekly Torah Portion: Bo

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Chaim Richman

Judaism Temple Instittute (Ark)
Temple Instittute (Ark)

The first nine plagues which struck Egypt were but a warm up, an appetizer, so to speak, before the main event.

This was the bringing of the Passover offering, whose flip side was the killing of the Egyptian firstborns.

It was the Passover offering performed by the children of Israel, which led to Israel's exodus from Egypt, and not the plague of the firstborn.

Israel made a choice and cast it's lot with G-d.